Phonica turns EIGHT… And Leftroom joins the party!
Leftroom :: Phonica :: Heidi’s The Jackathon
LWE presents Phonica 8th Birthday Party
Saturday 1st October
Great Suffolk Street Warehouse
10pm to 6am
Visionquest - Benoit & Sergio (Live) - Matt Tolfrey - Sam Russo
Joy Orbison - Soul Clap - Simon Rigg - Soho - The Vangelis
Heidi - Mathias Kaden - Deetron - Waifs & Strays
Last week it was announced that both Phonica and Heidi’s The Jackathon would be going off as London Warehouse Events presents the Phonica 8th Birthday Party. And now Leftroom have been added, taking this party to the next level.
One of London’s best-loved record shops, Phonica Records celebrates its eighth birthday this October, with Leftroom, Phonica and Heidi’s The Jackathon along for the rollercoaster ride.
Renowned as a showcase for disco, house and techno, and taking music along new avenues with every release, Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom Records is an electrifying addition to the Great Suffolk Street Warehouse lineup. Hard-working, experimental and energetic – that’s Matt Tolfrey. Joining him are Visionquest –Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Lee Curtiss – a new generation of DJs from Detroit whose focus is on creating a unique, deep and emotive sound. US live duo Benoit & Sergio play a set showcasing their pop-tech-house sound, and deep house rising star Sam Russo completes the groove-led lineup for the Leftroom arch.
Phonica Records has a long history as a hub for electronic musicians and fans – it’s a hive of excitement and activity for vinyl lovers who come from all over the UK. Opened in 2003, Phonica Records quickly established itself within the electronic music scene. Phonica Records is a breeding ground for talent, and a meeting point for DJs produers, collectors and fans alike. Former staff include Heidi, who now has her own show on Radio 1, Hector (Mobilee & 2020 Vision), Anthea (Cecille & Mojuba), Will Saul and James Priestley (Secretsundaze) – it’s like a who’s who of dance music! And now, to celebrate its eighth anniversary, Phonica comes to Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, with a line-up that demonstrates why Phonica Records is still at the cutting edge almost a decade on – three rooms of booming bass, booty-shakin’ and throbbing beats.
The Phonica arch is a hotbed of electronic genius, with UK funky, garage and dubstep eclecticist Joy Orbison leading the charge. Having begun this year with the launch of a loud and unabashed Wolf+Lamb collaboration, hip-hop-meets-house masters Soul Clap bring the party to the Phonica arch this October. Phonica Records manager Simon Rigg joins the fold as one of the Phonica staples, and is joined by Phonica favourites Soho and The Vangelis for this birthday party to remember.
As one of the original crew, Heidi is no stranger to the Phonica Records ethos, and she’s returning to London with her night, The Jackathon with a few tricks up her sleeve. Now a Radio 1 DJ with one foot firmly in the underground house and bass scenes, Heidi will be celebrating the launch of her acclaimed Jackathon mix-CD, and is joined for this special warehouse event by Mathias Kaden – a turntablist with impeccable taste in house and techno – Deetron, whose take on Detroit techno is melodic and housey, and purveyors of pure house Waifs & Strays.
This October, Phonica Records brings together a history of electronic music from London to Detroit via Berlin, with the help of some very special guests. Come join the party…